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Cindy, a tomboy unsure of her social status, dreams of a party where her fairy godmother gives her etiquette lessons, and wakes up to receive her very own invitation. Filmed in Lawrence, Kansas.
This movie is part of the collection: Prelinger Archives
Producer: Centron Productions
Audio/Visual: Sd, B&W
Keywords: Gender roles; Social guidance: Etiquette; Recreation
Creative Commons license: Public Domain
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Breakfast Mongoose -
We open on Cindy and pal Dennis playing hoops in Cindy's driveway. Cindy is called in for dinner and Dennis asks about a party the next day, Cindy awkwardly lies that she doesn't like parties, and later cries to her mom that they purposely did not invite her. That night she is visited by a fairy godmother who shows her the ins and outs of being a good guest.
A few things:
The party seemed very structured, with stupid games, one was musical chairs, the others are a mystery.
The fairy godmother seems awfully depressed that the kids are learning things. Cindy and Dennis have to cheer HER up, how wierd is that?
Cindy's mom lets th party giver's sister who forgot to give Cindy the invite three days ago, ( one woders why she didn't come by earlier)into her sleeping daughter's bedroom, what the actual heck is that about?
Cindy mistakenly believes that the other kids think she would rather go fishing or play basketball than go to a party. I don't know about her but if the choice was between fishing and basketball and a party where you are visited by a depressive fairy, I'd choose fishing and basketball any day.
Victor Von Psychotron -
Subject: You WILL have fun
I love how the fairy godmother insists the children join in the games and have fun. There is almost a sense of menace when she tells them to participate.
Subject: How old are these kids?
Love the girl's cowboy and indian wallpaper. And she has more sports equipment in her room than I did.
But the real wonder here is how old are these kids? They're at a party seemingly designed for 7 to 10 year olds but Cindy's male friend looks 14 or 15 and Cindy seems a little old for this stuff too. Something strange about the casting.
OK film though. Not my favorite.
Subject: 3 years later
Dennis dropped out of high school and started hanging around with bikers and smoking marijuana. Even though Cindy knew he was a bad boy and her mama said to avoid Dennis now... Cindy could not help but be drawn to his badness and continuted to sneak out of her bedroom after bedtime and meet him to ride his bike out in the woods. Cindy got pregnant and Dennis quit the biker gang to get a job at the local gas station.
10 years later, Cindy burned her bra and joined Women's Liberation. She left Dennis and their two kids and moved into a Hippie Commune and now the Fairy God Mother is her "life partner".
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Subject: Covert Communism EVERYWHERE!
In the opening credits, look at the eye of the eagle logo. It's in the shape of a hammer and sickle! How did THAT get by the Committee on UnAmerican Activities?
Subject: Another funny one
You and your friends should enjoy this. It's fairly absurd. I like any of these films which have an "imagination" aspect to them.
Subject: Naive for its time
I was around the same age as the youngsters in this 1955 film, and my generation certainly wasn't as immature or unsophisticated as those kids. This film was passe even in 1955. The over-acting of the fairy godmother was annoying.
Subject: Learning to be a Good Winner
Cindy falls asleep worried that sheÃ¢ÂÂs not invited to MaryÃ¢ÂÂs party because of her tomboy ways. A Ã¢ÂÂfairy godmotherÃ¢ÂÂ enters her room. But she tells Cindy that Ã¢ÂÂshe mustnÃ¢ÂÂt tell anyoneÃ¢ÂÂ about her visit (except her friend Dennis, another socially challenged child). A stranger entering a childÃ¢ÂÂs room at night and telling the child she Ã¢ÂÂmustnÃ¢ÂÂt tellÃ¢ÂÂ? This film certainly wouldnÃ¢ÂÂt be made today! Cindy and Dennis are misfits. Cindy likes to Ã¢ÂÂplay basketball or go fishing.Ã¢ÂÂ Dennis, we learn later, Ã¢ÂÂplays rough and breaks things.Ã¢ÂÂ The fairy godmother shows them Ã¢ÂÂhow to actÃ¢ÂÂ at the party. This film is less manipulative and judgmental than some of the others at the archives. The childrenÃ¢ÂÂs Ã¢ÂÂfaultsÃ¢ÂÂ arenÃ¢ÂÂt treated like moral failingsÃ¢ÂÂalthough itÃ¢ÂÂs true that CindyÃ¢ÂÂs tomboy ways are seen as a trait that isolate her from the other children. DennisÃ¢ÂÂs rough behavior is not treated as pejoratively, his invitation didnÃ¢ÂÂt get Ã¢ÂÂlostÃ¢ÂÂ like CindyÃ¢ÂÂs. The party itself is humble by todayÃ¢ÂÂs standards and the children are expected to entertain themselves. Ã¢ÂÂDoes anyone want ice cream and cake?Ã¢ÂÂ The small portion sizes the children eat (and there were no seconds) might be one reason why there was less childhood obesity then.
Subject: Neighborhood Stalker
A young girl wakes in her bedroom to find that a neighbor girl has intruded into her home as she slept. The neighbor girl appears to drug her victims with some form of halucinogenic, and carries on with some bazaar fantasy she has about being a fairy godmother. She goes on to lead the child from the home with the standard pedophile baitings of party cake and what not. She takes the child to another location containing more children she has abducted. In her wake is a trail of graffiti as she defaces the walls of every room she enters. Obviously well practiced in her sick obsessions, she returns the child before morning, and even has the nerve to re-enter the house as a legitimate visitor, as though she had just gotten there!
AWESOME cowboy wallpaper!!
Christine Hennig -
Subject: Conform to All Rules So Everybody Can Have a Good Time!
Tomboy Cindy is bummed out because she wasnÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂt invited to her friend MaryÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs birthday party, presumably because of her tomboyish ways. Fortunately, her fairy godmother comes and saves the day, mostly by waving her magic wand to make rules of party etiquette appear in the air in front of her. Cindy and her friend Dennis (who is also afflicted with the same psychosis, even seeing the fairy godmother in a print of WhistlerÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs Mother) have fun at the party by being good little conformists and following all the fairy godmotherÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs rules. However, when Cindy begins to anticipate what the fairy godmother will say (which is not too difficult as her rules are incredibly obvious and elementaryÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂDonÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂt break thingsÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ is an example), the godmother slides into a fit of depressed uselessness, saying, ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂYou donÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂt need me anymore!ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ, which is a cue for Cindy and Dennis to emotionally rescue her by insisting that they do too need her, and generally shoring up her fragile ego. So they are also learning the habits of codependence at an early age as well. As you might guess from the description, this film is incredibly campy and has a great deal of entertainment value. I always say you canÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂt go wrong with supernatural visitors, especially neurotic ones.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: *****. Weirdness: *****. Historical Interest: *****. Overall Rating: *****.
Subject: I Dream Of Jeannie
This Cinderella films reminds me of the TV show called: "I Dream Of Jeannie" but without Major Nelson nor Dr. Bellows. This is a very educational film and it could be a good learning tool for all of us, young or old, how to act whenever we go to a social function or a party.
Subject: Let's sublimate our personalities for the good of the collective!
A lesson in good manners turns into a seething cauldron of angst and recrimination.
Cindy the tomgirl learns how to act at a party, taking part in games you don't like, and telling boys that they won the game, even when they didn't. The best part is that when Cindy and her friends start anticipating the good behaviour lessons, the fairy godmother gets depressed and tells them she has to leave immediately. Sounds like she could use a few lessons, herself.
In this real drop down corker of a movie, Cindy, real tomgirl that she is who plays basketball and fishes all day, wonders why she's not invited to Mary's party. She weeps to her mother (who is very strange looking and has no eyebrows) before she goes to bed. That night, her fairy godmother wakes her up and tells her that she's invited to the party, and takes Cindy to the party, while trotting out conformitive hints and tips with her wand like "leave on time" and "be a good loser". Soon, the fairy godmother leaves, Cindy cries for her not to leave as she is woken up by her mother, who says that Mary's sister, who's in the bedroom as well, forgot to bring the invitiation over. What do you know, she LOOKS like the fairy godmother... Yeah yeah, that's interesting, but what I wanna know is why on earth was she invited to her sleeping child's bedroom? A truly astounding movie, a MUST SEE on this site.